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WEST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY GUESTHOUSE ON OLD MISSION PENINSULA

Nancy Nordfjord

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nancy Nordfjord

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2014
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WEST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY GUESTHOUSE ON OLD MISSION PENINSULA

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our guesthouse is uniquely situated in a quiet neighborhood of summer homes on the spectacular all sand beach of Bowers Harbor on West Grand Traverse Bay. It is southwesterly facing with panoramic views from left to right of the Bowers Harbor Marina, Traverse City, beautiful Bowers Harbor, Power Island, Leelanau County and Neahtawanta Point. It is on the same piece of property, side-by-side with the owner's house on 110' of the most beautiful beach in the entire area, with 25' for your own private use. Enjoy swimming in the gently sloped sand bottom lake with it's clear blue water and have a beach fire while you watch the sunset at night. It has it's own natural path to the beach and the road is well behind the property, not between the guesthouse and the lake.

Day trips to the quaint villages of Elk Rapids, Suttons Bay, Frankfort, Glen Lake, Northport, Leland, Omena, Empire and the sand dunes, Beulah and Charlevoix make wonderful excursions. Old Mission Peninsula has many well known wineries, one within walking distance. Amazing restaurants are also nearby, including the Boathouse, a short 1000' walk down the beach from the guesthouse. A specialty grocery store with gas station are a mile away.

The guesthouse has central air conditioning and was completely updated in 2009, see pictures. Accommodations include beach chairs with a table and beach umbrella on the beach as well as chairs and table in the shade over looking the beach.

Fall color tours are spectacular in October.

Traverse City area ammenities include 2 fabulous farmers' markets each week, the up-and-coming Warehouse District with it's brew pub, other downtown brew pubs, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons with it's unique restaurants (Stella's), Mercado and specialty shops, Interlochen Arts Academy concerts, and the state of the art Traverse City State Theatre with it's annual film festival in August.

Because of the nature of this property, only 2 people may occupy the guesthouse and no others are allowed to visit or accompany the renters. A damage/extra use deposit is collected at the time of the reservation. THE GUESTHOUSE IS FOR 1-2 QUIET, NON-SMOKING ADULTS, PLEASE NO PARTIES OR OTHER GUESTS AT ANY TIME.

More photos are available from the owners. To get a wide angle picture of the beach area go to Google Earth and enter Boahouse Restaurant, Traverse City, MI 49686. We are the 5th or 6th dock to the left of the restaurant.

Keywords: 1 bedroom, all sand private beach with views of sunset and lights of nearby Traverse City, quiet and tranquil, wineries and restaurants abound

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Nancy Nordfjord (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Nancy Nordfjord

My husband and I live on the property year-round, while most of our neighbors are summer residents. We are long time professionals in the community. We love the area and our piece of this beach and enjoy sharing it with others.

Nancy Nordfjord purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Nancy Nordfjord chose Traverse City

Our section of Bowers Harbor Beach is stone-free, and faces southwest. It is the most beautiful beach and view in the area. Prior to 1984 we searched the area for years looking for everything this property has.

What makes this cottage unique

Our house and guesthouse are in a neighborhood of new. older or newly restored summer homes. It is uniquely beautiful, quiet, and has the best beach anywhere. The guesthouse was updated throughout in 2009 with everything new and fresh.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, you have a lovely cottage and we enjoyed it. The beach is wonderful!
Aug 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345709vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

What a Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful view, and a darling guest cottage. This place looks small on the pictures, but it is like staying in an oversized hotel suite. With the separate bedroom, and a pleasant sized living area, it is a great place. Spotlessly clean, and a great view. What more could you want??
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345709vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Beautiful!! Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5
This adorable, newly renovated, squeaky clean cottage far exceeded our expectations! It has absolutely everything two people would need for a peaceful, relaxing vacation by the water. Gorgeous beach and in perfect proximity to all the fun stuff - downtown Traverse, the Wineries and of course the Jolly Pumpkin, (which we visited twice during our 2 night stay! :) Private and cozy, we will definitely be back, and for a longer stay! Two nights just wasn't enough. :)
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345709vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Novi, MI
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I'm from Traverse City, but down live downstate now. I wanted a special getaway up north with my boyfriend. This was a perfect place to stay, whether you're familiar with the area or not. It was absolutely perfect! Nancy and her husband were easy to get ahold of before we arrived and were so friendly during our stay. The spot is quiet and romantic, the house was comfy and charming, and we loved going down to our own "private beach" first thing in the morning or at night for some relaxation. The location was nice too; we could do some wine tasting on the peninsula or go into town for more adventure. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345709vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Dayton, OH
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a great time at this cute little guesthouse! It's much more modern, clean and spacious than the photos suggest. Lots of counter space in the kitchen, big comfy bed...I slept really well there. The house was cool no matter the temperature outside.

Great beach, nice and sandy with few rocks. And we loved cooking meals on the fire pit and experimenting with different s'mores combos every other night.

Would stay again for sure if planning another trip in Traverse.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Traverse City Regional Airort
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jolly Pumpkin
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boathouse
Nearest Beach
In front of guesthouse

Our property is a beautiful and quiet place where tranquility and peacefulness abound. Many people have told us they have felt renewed by their time spent here.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September to May, 2014, 2015
Sep 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Notes Reservations are "penciled" into owner's calendar when arranged with owner, "inked" in when rent is received. Early reservations can be made by paying half of rental amount and cleaning fee more than 2 months in advance, with the rest due April 1. Reservations made with less than 2 months to time are paid upfront. The extra people/damage deposit ($100/$200-refundable) is due on arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Our property is located 10 miles out Old Mission Peninsula, with a beautiful drive into Traverse City past cherry orchards, vineyards and views of both East and West Bays seen on either side of the peninsula. Farther north on Old Mission Peninsula is Mapleton Market and Gas Station, the Old Mission Lighthouse, the village of Old Mission, public beaches and park lands. Upscale restaurants on the Peninsula include the Jolly Pumpkin Brew Pub, Mission Table (previously Old Mission Inn), the Boathouse, Peninsula Grill and Mission Tavern. Traverse City has become a major foodie destination in northern Michigan. Wineries on the Peninsula include Blackstar Farms, Peninsula Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate Vinyard and Winery, Bowers Harbor Vinyards, Chateau Chantal Winery and Two Lads Winery. Many other great restaurants and wineries available in the Traverse City area.

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